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SECTION II - APPENDIX A
SUMMARY OF TRAINING STRATEGY
1. Overall Goals. The overall goal of the T-45C Digital Total
System (TS) Strike Flight Training curriculum is to establish a
finite airmanship capacity such that graduates can readily adapt
to fleet carrier-based aircraft operations. The objective is
achieved through the development of tactical flying skills and
judgment at a steady increase in mission task loading. Upon
completion, the Student Naval Aviator (SNA) will have
demonstrated the following airmanship skills:
Flight Preparation and Planning
(1) Preparation. Demonstrate understanding of
aerodynamics, meteorology, flight physiology, navigation,
communication, aircraft performance, and aircraft systems
(a) Plan each flight event in terms of communication,
navigation, weapon system management, flight leadership, and
aircraft control requirements.
(b) Demonstrate the in-flight ability to execute the
pre-flight plan and respond to airborne contingencies.
(1) Control the aircraft dual or solo, day and night,
under various meteorological conditions.
(2) Maintain the T-45C within the g, Angle-of-Attack
(AOA), and airspeed envelopes; ensure safe aircraft to ground
and aircraft to aircraft separation; and control the aircraft
(1) Navigation. Maintain aircraft position within a
desired geographical area or along a specific ground track using
visual cues, aircraft installed electronic equipment,
agencies and dead reckoning techniques while complying with
appropriate regulations and standard operating procedures.